OutWord Bound awards ceremony

Andy Law2016, Competition, Events, School outreach0 Comments

OutWord Bound – a writing competition for school pupils aged 11-16 that ran throughout February, jointly organised by York LGBT History Month and York LGBT Forum – was a fantastic success! Entrants wrote about LGBT life in the form of fiction, non-fiction or poetry. In celebration, an awards ceremony will be held tomorrow evening in the boardroom at the Aviva … Read More

York LGBT History Month 2016: “Evaluating the Aquinian Natural Law paradigm for the Catholic Church’s disapproval of same sex relationships” with Joseph Mishra at York St John University

Caitlin Thompson2016, Articles, Events1 Comment

Despite being in the second half of the annual LGBT History month, events in York show no sign of slowing down. From the city’s universities, York and York St John, to the central library, a wide array of institutions have joined forces to present events which promote public awareness of the LGBT community and their place in history. On Saturday … Read More

Negotiating faith, gender identity and sexual orientation (York LGBT History Month 2016 closing night)

Andy Law2016, Events0 Comments

We’re extremely excited about our official closing night (note, not the last event!) which is due to take place next Wednesday (24 February) at 19:00 in Temple Hall, York St John University. This will be a Question Time-style panel discussion exploring the negotiation of the intersections of and interactions between faith and LGBT communities. We’re positively delighted to have panellists … Read More

National Festival of LGBT History, Yorkshire hub: day of presentations

Russell Norton2016, Events, National Festival0 Comments

A whole day of LGBT history presentations on a wide range of topics from subject matter experts. Drop in and out throughout the day to catch the talks that interest you most. Time De Grey Lecture Theatre (DG/017) DG/125 11:15 Stuart Feather: “Gay liberation, sexual revolution and radical queens” 12:00 12:30 Liam Thomas Maloney: “House music: creating a secular Christianity … Read More

LGBT History Month theatre: All The Nice Girls

Russell Norton20160 Comments

The first weekend of February sees the first theatre listing in our busy programme of events. On Friday 5 February, All The Nice Girls will tell the story of forgotten lesbian variety stars Gwen Farrar and Norah Blaney. Farrar and Blaney were pioneers of their era, singing popular love songs to each other and living together openly. The production is … Read More

Celebrating the Second National Festival of LGBT History at York Explore!

Kit Heyam2016, Events, National Festival, School outreach0 Comments

We’re really excited to announce that Explore York Libraries and Archives will be hosting a day of events for families and educators as part of the Second National Festival of LGBT History on Saturday 6 February 2016. Along with a series of talks at York St John University, showcasing cutting-edge research into LGBT history, the festival will feature family activities … Read More

The Second National Festival of LGBT History is coming!

Kit Heyam2016, Events, National Festival, Update0 Comments

We’re really excited to be forming one of the festival hubs for the Second National Festival of LGBT History. On Saturday 6 February 2016, we’ll be celebrating with a day of presentations showcasing cutting-edge research into LGBT history, as well as family events. We’re just putting the finishing touches on the programme for the day. For all the updates, including profiles … Read More

Call for events – LGBT History Month 2016 in York

Andy Law2016, Events0 Comments

2014 saw a fantastic first collaborative campaign for LGBT History Month in York, with 10 organisers producing 20 events. The 2015 campaign was an even greater success, with 35 events from over 20 organisers! Next year we’re going to be part of the Second National Festival of LGBT History as the Yorkshire hub, but we also want to expand our … Read More

Reminder: second opportunity to join our team!

Andy Law2016, Update0 Comments

Don’t forget – on Tuesday (14 July) you have the opportunity to join the York LGBT History Month team and contribute to the 2016 campaign! We are holding an open meeting to elect volunteers to three portfolio positions plus non-portfolio roles for those wanting to help out on a more informal basis. The roles available are: Publicity Coordinator (getting our … Read More